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This California Town Declared Itself ‘Constitutional Republic’ in Defiance of COVID Vaccine Mandates

As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

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Oroville, California
Oroville, California

One California town is utilizing the U.S. Constitution and rejecting Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandate that requires schoolchildren to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Oroville, California has officially declared itself a “constitutional republic.” As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

Oroville’s Vice Mayor Scott Thomson is the father of two young boys and says the mandate for children was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “He believed the government had no right to tell him what to put into his, or his children’s bodies. Many of his constituents agreed when it came to pandemic mandates” writes the SF Gate.

Thomson felt he and his constituents were left with no choice, and so he declared Oroville a constitutional republic. The declaration passed by the City Council reads:

“Any executive orders issued by the State of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights will not be enforced by the City of Oroville against its citizens”

Thomson has said that “the desire here is dialogue” rather than sweeping mandates. Oroville is a city of only 20,000 but is rapidly growing, as in recent years it has determined itself to be a sanctuary of place “otherwise exempt from some liberal ideal.”

Oroville is not the first California town to be rebelling. Two years ago, the town of Needles became a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment. The move was in defiance of California’s strict gun control laws.

Other towns such as Atwater and Coalinga declared themselves as a “sanctuary city for business” and a town where all businesses are essential, as a consequence of the state’s strict pandemic shutdown orders.

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4 Comments

  1. Karen Macdonald

    December 2, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Hurray for Oroville!!!

  2. Todd Miller

    December 2, 2021 at 11:19 am

    It is nice to see some people left in the state of California understand the context and content of our constitution this nations rule of law good for them for standing up for our liberties freedom’s privileges that have been bestowed upon us by our founding fathers and creators of this nation and the Almighty God

  3. George Stough

    December 2, 2021 at 11:40 am

    See there are conservatives in California. It’s not all a s-hole state.
    I am originally from there escaped on 2008. I now live in the really great State of Texas where I need to let people know I’m from Devin Nunes country.

  4. Mike

    December 6, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Our founding Fathers fought for separation from an oppressive government and to gain freedom. Men willing offered their lives to gain freedom for others. Freedom is a valuable right. It’s a fight worth fighting. Freedom comes with responsibility and if you’r not willing to fight for it, it will be taken away.

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